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Docno: ADMS-06-07-02-0137

Author: Williams, Jonathan
Recipient: Adams, John
Date: 1778-11-12

From Jonathan Williams

[salute] Sir

My last1 informed you of my Intention to send you by the Messagerie2 a Case of old W. India Spirit, and at the same time I requested you to send a dozen to Mr. Alexander and a dozen to Dr. Bancroft. I have now to inform you that it left Nantes last Saturday accompanied with an acquit a Caution which I request you to return to me properly indorsed at the Bureau at Paris. I must beg your particular attention to this formality, as otherwise I shall be subject to pay a heavy Duty and perhaps a Fine, Rum being contraband.
I have the honour to be with great Respect Sir Your most obed Ser.
[signed] Jona Williams
P.S. There is a Packet in the Case, addressed to Mr. Alexander, which please to send to him.3
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1. Of 27 Oct. (not found), but see JA to Williams, 8 Nov. (above).
2. The state-controlled overland shipping company (Larousse, Grand dictionnaire universel).
3. The postscript was written in the left margin.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2014.
http://www.masshist.org/apde2/